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Set 6117

German 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun with Crew

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2012
Contents 1 gun with 2 figures
Poses 2 poses
Material Plastic (Fairly Hard)
Colours Grey
Average Height 25 mm (= 1.8 m)


As the second World War progressed, Germany and her forces came more and more under attack from the air as the Allies established air superiority. The primary German light anti-aircraft gun was the Flak 30, as depicted in this set, which was also the most numerous German artillery piece of the war.

This game piece from the Zvezda Art of Tactic range is of the 2 cm Flak 38, widely deployed during the Second World War. The model is quite intricate and not the easiest to put together, but represents this complex piece of machinery well. The claimed crew consists of just two figures, which is fine for a game piece but a bit meagre for modellers. Nonetheless both figures are OK, with reasonable detail, although their uniform is simple and they only carry a water bottle on their belts. The seated gunner is specific to this gun and has little potential elsewhere, but the standing figure holding the ammunition magazine is more widely useful. The whole lot can be positioned on a base, which includes a market flag. A nice little product but with a minimum of crew figures.

Further Reading
"German Artillery at War 1939-45 Vol.1" - Concord (Armor at War Series No.7059) - Frank De Sisto - 9789623611435
"German Infantryman (1) 1933-40" - Osprey (Warrior Series No.59) - David Westwood - 9781841764627
"The German Army 1939-45 (1) Blitzkrieg" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.311) - Nigel Thomas - 9781855326392
"The German Army: Blitzkrieg 1939-41" - Concord (Fighting Men Series No.6001) - Gordon Rottman - 9789623616010

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